13Feb2020

6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55435

Demo Artist: Marilyn Garber

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church

6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55435

Marilyn Garber has a passion for plants, finding them beautiful and infinitely interesting.  This led to her work as a botanical artist, teacher, and in 2001, founder of the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.

When thinking of drawing, most people think of pens and pencils. Watercolor in botanical art is used in a way that may seem unusual--watercolor paint is used to draw.  Color is built up in many layers, and is excellent at capturing subtleties. Botanical art is valued for its beauty, but also for its scientific accuracy. This art form documents the plants of our place and time, allowing nature to be explored in detail.

Marilyn has exhibited her work internationally at the Royal Horticultural Society in London, The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in New York, The Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Thailand, St Paul Science Museum of MN, The Bell Museum of Natural History in St Paul, as well as many others. She is an ardent supporter of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), having served as President, Vice President, and co-chair of the Education Committee.  She is founder of the MN chapter, Great River Chapter of ASBA (2005) and the Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium (2010).  She and her students have worked with Dr. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota, to illustrate new-to-science plants from Papua, New Guinea.

February Meeting 2020